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Athens is a village in Calhoun County, in the Battle Creek metro area.

The community was named after Athens, NY
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Athens. For links to other places called Athens, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Athens is 42.088N. The longitude is -85.234W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 889 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,074.


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Median household income
Local
$42,083
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Athens demographic reports
Athens is on the Nottawaseepe River
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calhoun County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Battle Creek area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49011 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Athens ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Athens was $16,409, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $782.


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Libraries in Athens include Athens Community Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Calhoun County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Athens political report.

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The average commute time for Athens workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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